Orbits of outer planets, Pluto, Sedna, and 2012 VP113
This diagram shows the positions of distant objects Sedna and 2012 VP113 with respect to those of Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto on March 26, 2014. The animation tilts the solar system up and down to help visualize the positions of the distant objects with respect to the rest of the solar system. Both objects are very close to their closest-approach distances to the Sun, at approximately 80 AU, and both are located south of the ecliptic plane at a similar position.
NASA / JPL Small-Body Database Browser / animation by Emily Lakdawalla
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State of Idaho plans to poison up to 4,000 Common Ravens.
Justification: Ravens prey on the eggs of the imperiled Greater Sage-Grouse. Yet of 19 reasons for the grouse’s declining numbers, predation by other wildlife comes in at #12. Providing protected areas and requiring sustainable land management are the most important ways to conserve the grouse, not killing avian predators.
(via: American Bird Conservancy)
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killing one species to ‘protect’ another is a horrible approach to anything. Have people not learned by now? And how many other animals would this inevitably poison? Ones that would also not only ingest the poison, but the poisoned bird carcasses.
What is wrong with people.
Crows and Ravens hold a sacred position in the Mythos of North America, they should be honored and revered not murdered.
This is an incredibly stupid idea for many reasons.
Ravens eat many pests and carrion. Killing the ravens will increase the numbers of these down the road, as there will be one less predator for them.
As was said earlier, other species are very likely going to eat the poison and decrease their numbers as well. Crows, blackbirds, and many other species within the same family as crows and other opportunistic feeders are very likely to have a negative effect on their population because of this.
Taking away the predator of a species who’s low numbers are cause primarily by things other than predation is a horrible idea because you’ve taken away a source of population control that often times, will take out sick, wounded, or animals in poor health from the population so that the strong and healthy ones can survive.
THIS IS REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT PLEASE SIGN IT
It’s seriously incredible to me that fish and game managers are still using completely wrong-headed strategies like this. I mean you’d think that understanding of animal conservation and species management hadn’t advanced since the 1800s when there are actually fish and game managers out there who think this is a good idea. I just can’t even.
Please sign this petition. This is fucking ridiculous.
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chris evans - for flaunt magazine
The photoshoot where Chris Evans looks like a truckstop hooker is an important part of manpelt.com
it’s been years since i’ve first seen this comic and i still think it has one of the best punchline delivers of anything i’ve ever seen